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Pope Francis named 15 cardinal electors from 14 different countries

Bishop Davies says society must not attempt to achieve ‘cohesion’ by purging references to Christianity

Bishop Keenan was commenting on last week’s Supreme Court decision

In his annual end of year address to Vatican officials, Francis says he prays daily to the English martyr

Brother Michael A Perry explains ‘grave situation’ in letter

Neil Addison says Supreme Court decision limiting conscientious objection is ‘not a good result for nurses or freedom’

Pope Francis is 78 years old today

Church officials say Francis has asked that there not be any barriers between himself and the faithful

Father Brendan Purcell is based at St Mary’s Cathedral, close to where Monday’s siege took place

The court has rejected the case of Mary Doogan and Connie Wood who refused to be involved with abortion procedures